Mediavine RPM Challenge

Welcome, welcome to our second installment of the Mediavine RPM Challenge! I’m taking a quick break from answering emails to give you guys a bit of a walk-through on specific things to look for when you are doing a self-audit and want to make your content work its very hardest for you. 

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As a food blogger, my site was always super image-heavy. I use 3-4 photos per post in most instances, and they are all large.  The imagery is what made me fall in love with this business to begin with, so maintaining the quality of those images I worked so hard on is really important.  But…so is Google.  And while I loved my huge >1MB images, my website, and Google – did NOT. On my journey for great image compression, I went around a few corners.  My first stop was EWWW Image Optimizer. I really liked that tool, and how well it worked, but it didn’t quite make Google happy so I knew I needed something else. It is possible that this can be done with EWWW, but I didn’t dig into it before finding a recommendation in Autoptimize for Short Pixel.  I found Short Pixel […]

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Use this quick and easy SEO checklist every time you write a post to make sure you are making the most of every pageview, every time. Use our ultimate easy SEO checklist to make search engine optimization easy and fast. SEO used to seem like some huge complicated beast, and since I didn’t understand it, couldn’t interpret it, and didn’t have money to hire an “expert”, I just ignored it. Big mistake. That meant my website that had hundreds of posts wasn’t getting any real traffic from search engines, and I was depending solely on social media for my traffic. Huge mistake. My #1 goal since coming to work at Mediavine last June and diving head-first into actionable, easy, SEO – has been to make google my #1 referral. I’m happy to report that finally became the norm on my little corner of the internets, […]

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Today we are chatting with Mel, of none other than Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. I’ve been a big fan for a long time of this blog in particular, and she was one of the sites that really inspired me to start a food blog of my own. She started blogging way back in the early days of this business, and you are going to love this insightful look into her blog and her life.  (If you’re like us and can’t get enough deliciousness from Mediavine publishers, check out our interviews with Dennis of Ask Chef Dennis and Nicole of Gluten-Free on a Shoestring.) Tell us a little bit about yourself, your family, and your everyday life. I’m a mom to five crazy kids (4 boys and little girl), as well as one dog, 12 chickens, and 4 cows. Having moved eight or so times throughout the midwest […]

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I’m not sure if you guys have heard yet, but we’re putting on an epic event in just a few short months. The Mediavine Conference is going on in Charleston, South Carolina from April 6-8, and you are not going to want to miss this.

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    Welcome to our Blogger Interview series, where we spend time talking with Mediavine publishers in different niches across the lifestyle spectrum. Vicariously travel the world with Deb and Dave of The Planet D, financially plan with Alexis of Fitnancials, and work Instagram like a boss with tips from Latasha of Arts and Budgets. We’re digging into what is working for them, what they might like to improve, and what you can do to be successful too!  

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